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Glass Plate Negatives of American Scenes

Collection ID

SCRC 401

Related Subject(s)

Collecting Area(s)


Collection Summary

Glass Plate Negatives of American Scenes

Circa 1895-1910

Collection ID
SCRC 401

0.4 linear feet (1 box)

Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Materials in English

Detailed Collection Information

Description of Collection

This collection of 24 glass plate negatives contains a variety of American subjects including woodworkers, miners, a schoolhouse, a barn, funerals, family and individual portraits, and postmortem photography. Some of these late 19th and early 20th century scenes document life in Miami, Florida.

Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: https://librarysearch.temple.edu/catalog/991030486809703811

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Glass Plate Negatives of American Scenes are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. The creator/donor has not assigned its rights to Temple University Libraries.  Other creators’ intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to them or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Glass Plate Negatives of American Scenes, SCRC 401, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Freeman’s, February 22, 1960.

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid prepared in January 23, 2019 by Katy Rawdon, Coordinator of Technical Services.


Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Barns -- Pictorial works
Children -- Death -- Pictorial works
Funeral rites and ceremonies – Pictorial works
Miners -- Pictorial works
Photography of families
Postmortem photography
School buildings -- Pictorial works
Woodworkers -- Pictorial works

Miami (Fla.) -- Pictorial works
United States -- Social life and customs

Material Types:
Glass negatives

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